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Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

August 2011 Newsletter

Lake Tahoe

Historic Agreement to Improve Lake Tahoe Water Quality

At the 15th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, EPA and the governors of California and Nevada signed a roadmap to return the lake to almost 100 feet of clarity.

At the signing of the Lake Tahoe agreement are, from left to right, US Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, US Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, US EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. of California.

Getting Ready for School: Protecting Students and Greening Classrooms

Tribal school children will have safer schools as the result of a recent settlement agreement between EPA and the Department of Interior. Under the agreement, 55 tribal schools in Arizona and 31 in New Mexico-Navajo territory will reduce potential environmental exposures to students.

EPA offers a number of resources to make sure student have a safe school year:

2011 EPA Summer Student Internship Program a Great Success

Thirty college students participated in an innovative summer program at EPA's Pacific Southwest office.

Mining Executive Added to EPA Fugitive List

Martin Kuhn, environmental fugitive

Peter Martin Kuhn failed to surrender after indictment in illegal mining waste dumping case.

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